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Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Star James Avery Dead At 68

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Oh no. Not Uncle Phil.

Fresh Prince Of Bel Air star James Avery, known to TV audiences around the world as Will Smith's Uncle Phil, has died.

James' publicist broke the news on Wednesday that the beloved TV star passed after serious complications from open-heart surgery.

Both a veteran and a veteran actor, James was known for his numerous guest roles on everything from L.A. Law to That 70s Show, and as the iconic voice of Shredder on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

James' final performance, in Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here, will premiere at Sundance this month.

But he will always be remembered as one of TV's greatest father figures, the King of the Fresh Prince family, Philip Banks.

He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and an entire generation of fans. He'll always be our favorite uncle. So sad.

[Image via Chris Connor/WENN.]

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7 comments to “Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Star James Avery Dead At 68”

  1. fafa says – reply to this


    r i p

  2. 2

    he was 65, you idiot. and you are only the last source to release this information. and you got it wrong. great job!

  3. KTHLN says – reply to this


    Aww, rest in peace

    There never will be a reunion :(

  4. thebigboot says – reply to this


    This happened yesterday, but you were so caught up in posting naked photos of yourself to care. Idiot.

  5. gettingfrustrated says – reply to this


    not even a breaking news banner? I love you, love this site but I'm getting more and more frustrated…and dissapointed. I expected more from you.

  6. laura says – reply to this


    he passed away about 24 hours before you posted this. you were too busy obsessing over your ugly ass face and Kartrashians to even post about this…. Let alone even do a "breaking news" banner.

    your site is trash and you are trash.

  7. 7

    Posted yesterday on other sites Perez.